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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2012, 12:49 PM
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Posted By DD2000GT
Just mu $.02 - I have added honey to my fermentor...

Just mu $.02 - I have added honey to my fermentor several times with absolutely no infections. Honey is naturally resistant to bacteria. Add after high krausen.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-23-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By DD2000GT
I stir the bajeebers out on my mash and sparge...

I stir the bajeebers out on my mash and sparge when I first add the water, then wait "about" 10 minutes to let it settle down. I usually hit 75% efficiency on my batches.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By DD2000GT
Several good choices are listed, but since you...

Several good choices are listed, but since you say Rockwall area - I will focus on the two close beer places as I live in Garland right next to Rockwall.

The Flying Saucer is a great beer place...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By DD2000GT
Kolsch goes great with Spring

Kolsch goes great with Spring
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2012, 03:03 PM
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Posted By DD2000GT
To the OP - nothing worth worrying over To...

To the OP - nothing worth worrying over

To the others that say to use the search feature - have you ever tried this? The search feature is horrible for anything over one word. Lets say you type...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-25-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By DD2000GT
That is what I was thinking as well - but suck at...

That is what I was thinking as well - but suck at envisioning taste combinations.

I also forgot, my wife has a bottle of sweet chocolate wine (like a dessert wine). Might go well(?)
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-25-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By DD2000GT
Venison beer marinade

Made a quick unplanned trip to my property and grabbed some fresh venison backstrap out of the freezer. I am looking for a marinade but did not plan or bring it. I have basic seasoning but 5 kinds of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-21-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,909
Posted By DD2000GT
Ah... the old timid "gave my homebrew to a friend...

Ah... the old timid "gave my homebrew to a friend to try" symdrome.

Believe me - NO ONE is more critical of your home brew than you are. Almost all folks have only mass produced beers to compare...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By DD2000GT
Breweries have been covered - I agree with the...

Breweries have been covered - I agree with the post on Jester King - look for Black Metal. In Plano there is a nice beer store called S&K that is a craft beer lovers paradise - they have Jester King...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-14-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By DD2000GT
From memory - it is about 97ish if I understand...

From memory - it is about 97ish if I understand your question correctly.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-14-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By DD2000GT
To update on the replies: Yes, could be...

To update on the replies:

Yes, could be racking tubes or something is harboring an infection. My only experience with infection has been the dreaded Lacto bug and if I remember correct it caused...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-14-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By DD2000GT
Astringency/Bitterness troubleshooting 1.2

Ok - a few months back I posted a thread about all of my beers all the sudden developed an overpowering bitterness/astringency and several of you offered suggestions:
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,334
Posted By DD2000GT
I just cracked my first vanilla porter open...

I just cracked my first vanilla porter open yesterday I mad a few weeks ago. I used two whole beans from Penzeys Spices, cut them lengthwise, scrapped the insides out, then cut the husks in 1/2"...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By DD2000GT
Many here will tell you ph of the starting water...

Many here will tell you ph of the starting water does not matter and not to worry about it, it is the mash ph that matters - true for most of the county I suppose. After chasing down a weird...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,346
Posted By DD2000GT
I am currently boycotting Shiner (and I live in...

I am currently boycotting Shiner (and I live in Texas). My son got two seperate six packs - one 102 wheat and one Blonde - that tasted horrible a few months back. Not like bad because we don't like...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-18-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By DD2000GT
They don't distribute in Texas, but every time by...

They don't distribute in Texas, but every time by BIL goes to South Carolina I request a case of their Black and Tan. Pretty good brew and CHEAP! Goes against all craft beer rules I have learned.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-16-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By DD2000GT
FYI - just got a copy of my local water report...

FYI - just got a copy of my local water report from the city (on a Sunday no less - THAT is service) - looks like Bicarbonates dropped from 112 to 88, Calcium from 52 to 47, Magnesium from 6.51 to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By DD2000GT
The ph was checked pre-mash from tap water. At...

The ph was checked pre-mash from tap water. At mash it was 5.0, after boil 4.8.

As I was getting my brew day together, that is when I first checked the tap ph thinking this may be a reason for my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By DD2000GT
Good info - looks like I will be looking for an...

Good info - looks like I will be looking for an aquarium ph testing kit. Thanks for the Bru'n Water link - that would have been handy this morning when I was "experiementing" with the phosphoric...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By DD2000GT
Alkalinity in dark beers

My last three brews have developed a stong harshness at the finish and I have been beating my head up over what has changed all of the sudden. I live in the Dallas area and we have experienced severe...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-06-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,403
Posted By DD2000GT
Funny you post this - I was at an Olive Garden in...

Funny you post this - I was at an Olive Garden in Garland, Texas awhile back and their Happy Hour was like $2.00 Domestics or something like that. I ordered a Shiner Bock and they charged me full...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-30-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,215
Posted By DD2000GT
I just made a traditional mead using K1V yeast as...

I just made a traditional mead using K1V yeast as I live in Texas and fermented during Summer where the avg temp in my house was 78 - so I needed a yeast thet could ferment at a higher temp without...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By DD2000GT
My son bought a Mr. Beer and basically the...

My son bought a Mr. Beer and basically the booster is just sugar and makes the brew seem thin and cidery. He became frustrated due to the taste. So, I showed him how to use dry malt extract and hop...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-28-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,359
Posted By DD2000GT
Prefect - thanks. Heard a lot of good things...

Prefect - thanks.

Heard a lot of good things about this brew and wanted to give it a go.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-28-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,359
Posted By DD2000GT
Looking for original Janet's brown ale recipe

Not the imperial or extra hopppy version, or any other modification (from my research this one is modified quite a bit frequently). I think the original version was for a 10 gallon batch, but I only...
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